Chapter 1446: Elder Dongfang
Translator: EndlessFantasy Translation Editor: EndlessFantasy Translation
“Elder Dongfang?!” Upon hearing Duan Ling Tian’s words, the group of surrounding outer court disciples was consumed by shock.
There was only one Elder Dongfang in their outer court district, was there not?
Not only that, but he was also the grand elder of the outer court who was in charge of the entire outer court. In the Moon Illumination Sect, Elder Dongfang’s position was even higher than some of the inner court elders.
“Pssst!” Deng Wei burst out laughing. “Duan Ling Tian, I think you’re merely spouting nonsense! Who do you think you are to actually ask Elder Dongfang be your witness and guarantor?”
At the same time, the gaze of the group of outer court disciples by the surrounding was also filled with skepticism. They did not really believe Duan Ling Tian’s words.
Although Elder Dongfang was the outer court grand elder who was always at the outer court district, he was someone who was very secretive in his movement and whereabouts in the outer court to the point that many of the outer court disciples who entered the Moon Illumination Sect for the last five years had never even seen him before.
Yet, right now, Duan Ling Tian, this outer court disciple who had just entered the sect for barely two months actually said that he would ask Elder Dongfang to become the witness and guarantor for the bet that he was setting up?
For a moment, almost nobody believed in him.
“It looks like all of you are still filled with doubts. In this case, at this time tomorrow, I’ll go to the training field again to set up the bet. Before that, I’ll invite Elder Dongfang to make an announcement.” In the face of the group of outer court disciples’ skepticism, Duan Ling Tian was not surprised by their reaction. “As for those of you who’ve already placed their bets with me, if you still want to take your wager back tomorrow, just bring your written pledge in your hand to change it.”
After Duan Ling Tian finished his words, he turned around and retreated, leaving a group of outer court disciples who stared at each other at a loss behind, and also Deng Wei who had a cynical expression.
“Asking Elder Dongfang to become the witness and the guarantor of this bet? This Duan Ling Tian really knows how to boast!” Deng Wei sneered.
He originally thought that the bet that he set up would be able to continue now that Duan Ling Tian had left, but he quickly realized that the group of outer court disciples no longer had the mood to place any bets with him.
“Do you really think that Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian would be able to get Elder Dongfang to become his witness and guarantor for his game?”
“I don’t think so.”
“I don’t think so either… However, Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian’s tone seems to be filled with confidence.”
“Don’t tell me that Elder Dongfang has actually taken Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian as his disciple in secret?”
“It might be possible! Although Elder Dongfang is always secretive in his whereabouts, as the grand elder of the outer court, I’m sure he knows about what has happened recently in the outer court. Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent is more than enough to arouse Elder Dongfang’s interest.”
“I think it’s impossible!”
“Why don’t you think for yourself? If Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian really is Elder Dongfang’s disciple, do you think he’d let Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian accept the Death Duel invitation that was issued by Senior Brother Feng Fan?”
“You have a valid point…”
In the midst of the discussion, the group of outer court disciples continued to leave one by one. Nobody had the mood to place any bets with Deng Wei anymore.
“I’m kinda looking forward to tomorrow now.”
“Yeah. We’ll find out about the results tomorrow.”
“If Senior Brother Duan Ling Tian can really invite Elder Dongfang to be his guarantor, then I won’t hesitate to go all out! By that time, I’ll bet all of my Merit Points on Senior Brother Feng Fan.”
After the outer court disciples left, they still had not stopped their chatter.
Not long after that, the entire outer court district had also found out about the bet that Duan Ling Tian set up, and the fact that he claimed to have asked Elder Dongfang to become his guarantor for his game.
Most of the people felt that Duan Ling Tian was bragging.
“I kinda hope that what he said is true… If Elder Dongfang really becomes his guarantor, I’d place a bet too!”
“Me too! Duan Ling Tian has basically zero chance of winning!”
“Is he just trying to give out his wealth to us before he dies?”
Just as the outer court was bustling, Duan Ling Tian, who was the party in action, had gone to a secluded area of the outer court district. It was so secluded that nobody would go there.
Of course, the reason nobody would go there was that this was the forbidden area of the outer court district.
Soon, Duan Ling Tian muttered to himself as he came to a vast, stand-alone mansion, “This must be the place.”
After taking a deep breath, Duan Ling Tian walked to the mansion in front.
The mansion door was wide open and not a trace of anyone could be seen.
However, just when Duan Ling Tian walked near the mansion door, two huge figures suddenly blocked in front of him like two towers.
“Little guy, don’t you know that this is a forbidden area?”
“You’re just an outer court disciple. How dare you break the outer court’s rules and enter the forbidden area? What punishment do you think you deserve?” Two towering burly fellows snarled at Duan Ling Tian one after another.
Facing these two domineering burly fellows, Duan Ling Tian’s expression remained unchanged as he replied nonchalantly, “I want to see Elder Dongfang.”
“Hmph! Do you think Elder Dongfang is somebody that you can easily see as you like?” The two burly men moved a step forward with an imposing manner as though they were trying to coerce Duan Ling Tian.
However, they were destined to be disappointed.
Despite their imposing manner, Duan Ling Tian continued to stand there with an unchanged expression without moving an inch at all.
“Please pass a message on my behalf that I, Duan Ling Tian, an outer court disciple, have something to ask for from Elder Dongfang.” Under the surprised gaze of the two burly men, Duan Ling Tian cupped his hands in front of his chest and continued neither humbly nor arrogantly.
“You’re Duan Ling Tian?” Upon hearing this, the two men were taken aback at first before starting to scrutinize him from top to bottom. “Other than having a handsome face, I don’t really see what other advantages you have. Have you really defeated the top 100 of the outer court although you just entered it?”
“And after a month of entering the sect, you’ve defeated another person who was ranked 47th in the outer court… Interesting.”
It was apparent that the two burly men had heard of him before too.
After knowing that this purple-clad young man in front was Duan Ling Tian, their attitudes toned down a little. One of them even shook his head and said, “Duan Ling Tian, if you’re here to just ask Elder Dongfang to revoke that Death Duel invitation, then I’m afraid your efforts will be in vain.”
With Duan Ling Tian’s innate talent, as long as he was able to grow up, he would definitely become an eminent person in the Moon Illumination Sect. Even if it were 100 years later, it was not impossible for him to become the main pillar of the Moon Illumination Sect.
“You can reject that Death Duel invitation yourself. What? Do you feel that rejecting it yourself is so embarrassing that you want to look for Elder Dongfang so that he can pressure Feng Fan to revoke that Death Duel invitation instead?” One of them asked indifferently.
Revoking the Death Duel invitation?
When Duan Ling Tian heard what he said, he was stunned.
Could it be that these two fellows still had no idea about the fact that he had already accepted Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation?
As a matter of fact, he had guessed it correctly.
Although he had accepted Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation early this morning and this news had spread out to the entire outer court district, the news had yet to arrive at this corner of the court yet.
“I think there seem to be a misunderstanding,” Duan Ling Tian chimed, “Since I came out of my cultivation just now, I’ve already accepted the Death Duel invitation that Feng Fan issued! Three days later, I’ll have a battle of life or death with him on the training field. If you two are interested, you may check it out too.”
Without a doubt, Duan Ling Tian’s words had taken the two burly men by surprise.
“You’ve accepted it?” It had never crossed their minds that Duan Ling Tian would actually accept Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation.
In fact, before this, they were almost certain that he would reject it since they knew about Feng Fan’s background,
However, reality seemed to have played a joke on them.
“The two of you, please pass a message on behalf of me,” Duan Ling Tian added again.
Right now, the duo no longer dared to look down on him.
No matter whether the act of Duan Ling Tian accepting Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation was because of his confidence or for other reasons, this courageous side of him was enough to elicit deep veneration from the others.
“Please wait for a while,” said one of the men before he entered the mansion.
“Duan Ling Tian, you actually dare to accept Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation… Do you know who he is?” The remaining man could not suppress the question from rising.
He even thought that the reason Duan Ling Tian had accepted Feng Fan’s Death Duel invitation was that he did not know about Feng Fan’s background at all and was just merely consumed by a sudden impulse.
“Just like me, he’s an outer court disciple,” Duan Ling Tian replied straightforwardly.
“Do you know that he’s different from other ordinary outer court disciples?” The corner of the burly man’s mouth twitched violently. Listening to Duan Ling Tian’s tone, he thought that he might really not know about Feng Fan’s background at all.
“An outer court disciple who was ranked fifth of the outer court,” Duan Ling Tian replied again.
Just as an expression that said “just as I thought” appeared on the burly man’s face, Duan Ling Tian added again, “Oh yeah, he seems to be ranked 99th on the Earth Rankings or something.”
“You know that he’s an Earth Rankings’ powerhouse, yet you still dare to accept his Death Duel invitation?” The burly man’s eyes bulged.
Seeing how casual Duan Ling Tian was, the man smiled wryly and asked, “Do you know what the Earth Rankings represent?”
“It represents the peak of the Mortal Shedding Stage in the Nine Sect Alliances. Those who are ranked at the top of the Earth Rankings can even defeat Early Saint Rudiment Stage Martial and Dao Cultivators. Their strength is even comparable to Intermediate Saint Rudiment Stage Martial and Dao Cultivators. As for those who are ranked behind, they can have a battle with an Early Saint Rudiment Stage Martial and Dao Cultivator to decide the draw,” Duan Ling Tian replied as though he was memorizing a textbook.
“You know about this and yet you still dare to accept the Death Duel invitation that an Earth Rankings powerhouse issued?” Duan Ling Tian’s answer was beyond the burly man’s expectation. However, he was even more perplexed. Was this Duan Ling Tian really not afraid of death?
“Don’t tell me that he’s actually confident that he can beat Feng Fan?” A thought suddenly appeared in the burly man’s mind but very soon, he suppressed it again.
“Impossible! This is impossible! Perhaps Duan Ling Tian has impressive innate talent, but he has only entered the Moon Illumination Sect for two months. His cultivation base is most likely not even on the Paramount Mortal Shedding Stage yet,” the burly man thought to himself.
Seeing how Duan Ling Tian stood right there waiting quietly, free of arrogance and impetuosity, the burly man’s heart was taken aback.
This young man seemed to possess a maturity that was beyond his age. This went beyond his expectations.
“Although I have no idea why you’re here to look for Elder Dongfang, I have to warn you that Elder Dongfang might not want to see you.”
“It’ll only be his loss if he refuses to see me,” Duan Ling Tian replied indifferently.